#review #ATwistofFate #historical #romance #fiction #newrelease

Hi folks, today I’m sharing a lovely review for A Twist of Fate, the second book in my historical trilogy.

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“Definitely a must read,” says Angela about A Twist of Fate.

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Blurb:

Step into the royal intrigues of early medieval India.

Charu wants revenge from the man who turned her life upside down. When she meets Deva, rage is as intense as the passion…

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#review #Afterthefuneral by #AgathaChristie #whodunnit

This is Agatha Christie’s 29th book, maybe 30th as listed in some of the lists. If you enjoy Poirot’s mysteries, there is no reason to miss this one.

‚ÄčI picked up this book because of the intriguing blurb and, of course, because of Poirot too. It didn’t disappoint. I had read the dentist one earlier (One, two, Buckle My Shoe) and found it a bit far fetched, in that the detective knew special facts which were outside the reach of the reader. In such a situation, the reader can’t be expected to have a surmise of their own. However, in this book, the facts are laid out and you can even make your own guesses. Without actually steeping up the action, Christie manages to increase the anticipation of revelation towards the end. Quite unputdownable and interesting as it provides an interesting theory of how others see us as compared to how we see ourselves. Also the tricky role of mirrors in our life.

#review Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne Investigates is a collection of short stories featuring the offbeat problem solver Parker Pyne.

 Blurb: The forlorn, the anxious and the puzzled have all beaten a path to Parker Pyne’s office where, armed with just an intuitive knowledge of human nature and a small retinue of talented employees, he turns their fantasies into reality – for a modest fee, payable in advance.

Here’s my take on the book, story by story.

The Case of the Middle-aged Wife: An entertaining read which offers a delightful and lateral view of romance and marriage.

The Case of the Discontented Soldier: Very imaginative with a twist at the end.

The Case of the Distressed Lady: Quite a good twist but not entirely unexpected.

The Case of the Discontented Husband: Left me laughing.

The Case of the City Clerk: Again a lateral view of life. 

The Case of the Rich Woman: More than a twist, this offers you a lens to look at life and happiness in a broader perspective.

Have You Got Everything You Want?: With this story, the direction of the book veers from human puzzles to the more gruesome world of crime. You remain curious till the end.

The Gate of Baghdad: The descriptions are vivid and the twist is believable.  

The House at Shiraz: Good twist but saw it coming.

The Pearl of Price: Entertaining read.

Death on the Nile: I found this the weakest of stories. The motive for the murder was not very satisfactory.

The Oracle at Delphi: Good twist at the end. Enjoyed reading.

All in all, a superb repertoire of mysteries which will keep you hooked to reading. The tone of the book changes midway and I felt it would have been better to have kept the funny stories separate from the crime ones, but still the book doesn’t disappoint at all. Another Christie entertainer.